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  • Export list of installed print drivers.

    I need to verify missing/installed print drivers (not printers) as seen throguh Start > Settings > Printers & Faxes > File > Servers Properties > Drivers tab.

    I can export printers with no problem. Is there a way to export the list of installed print drivers?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Export list of installed print drivers.

    It looks like you should be able to dump this registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers

    Exporter Pro can do this for you. Use one of the existing Registry templates as an example, but if you can't figure it out let us know and we can provide instructions.

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      Re: Export list of installed print drivers.

      Actually, you may need to dig around in your registry a bit to find the one you need. This one looks promising for the list of drivers:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers

      [This message has been edited by cmccullough (edited 01-18-2006).]

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      • #4
        Re: Export list of installed print drivers.

        Okay...got it ironed out. Thanks!

        I always have to play around with the syntax of these registry-based queries so for the sake of the listining audience I will explain what I used.

        The export settings (after you create a new template) were as follows for me. Your mileage may vary so make sure there are actually drivers in the key you wish to search.

        Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and use this path:

        SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environment s\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3

        (in this case I did not use a "*" at the end)

        Registry Value Names:
        %KEY_NAME% (a key is written out for each printer)
        %LAST_KEY_WRITE_TIME% (helpful to at least know when it the driver was last updated)

        You may want to add %OBJECT_NAME% as a first column as this will tag the server name to the driver. This would be useful when querying multiple servers and then sorting to see which one did not have a particular driver (pivot table?)

        I get best "csv" results when I export using tabs and saving as txt before opening in Excel.

        Thanks again Hyena people!



        [This message has been edited by Totohydra (edited 01-18-2006).]

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